Under the Tree Treasures · For Her


Nothing beats curling up with a good book after a big Christmas dinner

Once all the turkey and pie is eaten and the family has finally left your living rooms, what better way is there to unwind than with some of the year’s best science fiction? The good people over at are more than ready to help you fill your brand new E-reader with distant lands and far-off times.

Nothing says the holidays are over like a tale of robotic uprising and machine-on-human domestic violence. For the lady on your list who likes her machines menacing and bent on world domination why not buy her ‘Robopoclypse: A Novel’ by Daniel H. Wilson.

If flesh-eating zombies are more her taste, one of the year’s most talked about sci-fi books, ‘World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War’ by Max Brooks, is your best bet. There’s nothing quite like reading how the human race once again fought its way back from almost total annihilation.

The master of horror, Stephen King, released his newest novel only a month ago now, making it easy to assume your sweetie hasn’t read it yet. 11/22/63: A Novel’ is a time-traveling drama in which an average joe tries to stop the assassination of JFK. Why can’t our local diner have a portal through time in its storeroom?

2011 has been a great year for science fiction and fantasy writing and the lady in your life probably needs something to help her unwind from the turkey basting and tree-trimming of the holiday season. – Various Science Fiction Titles ($7.99-$19.25)

Under the Tree Treasures · For Him


Take your game to the next level.

After the stress of the Christmas crunch everyone needs a little time to unwind and relax. Once all the gifts are opened and there is a little down time before the big dinner, why not spend some quality time with each other and engage in a good ol’ fashioned board game!

But wait! Why not elevation his entire experience by taking his board gaming into the third dimension!

Strato Chess takes the sophistication and strategy of the “King’s Game”, and then requires players to manoeuvre their pieces across three individual boards, travelling across both a horizontal and vertical plane.

Not only is the game play now more intense and tactical, the stylish playing field with its brushed aluminium and black crystal squares makes it look like it belongs more in Ten Forward of the starship Enterprise than your family room. – Strato Chess ($39.99)


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Posted on December 3, 2011, in ANNUAL EVENTS, AWESOME, BOOKS, ENTERTAINMENT, GAMES // GAMING, GIFT IDEAS and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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